Top 10 Reasons to Attend CU

Intellectual partnerships between faculty and students

Help produce new knowledge while honing your skills. With $280 million in sponsored research awards for fiscal year 2008, CU-Boulder faculty and graduate students are able to conduct world-class research together, with access to state-of-the-art equipment.

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In my work with the Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels (C2B2), I have genetically engineered hardier E. coli strains that will be a more efficient biocatalysts for biofuels production. The research at CU is extremely novel in the field of biofuels. Being a part of C2B2 opens doors you won't find anywhere else. — Tirza Mills
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I am Associate Professor and Chair of the graduate program in sociology. The graduate students are the best part of my career at CU! My research focuses on the role of animals in society. My book on animals in disasters, titled Filling the Ark, came out in May 2009. The natural beauty made me fall in love with this area. I never tire of looking at the mountains or seeing hawks and bald eagles. — Leslie Irvine
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Why Graduate Education?

Engaging in Research

Undertaking graduate studies gives one the opportunity to explore a field of knowledge as a professional, doing original research and contributing to the sum of human discovery. It gives one the opportunity to do good work in the world.

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The Graduate School serves the community of graduate students, faculty, and staff at CU-Boulder, one of the nation's premier comprehensive research universities. We offer guidance on a wide array of academic, social, and financial issues, and can assist in navigating the often complex world of graduate education.

Serving as an umbrella organization since 1892, the Graduate School currently oversees 100 graduate and professional programs. We work to guarantee a standard of quality and cohesion across all disciplines, ensuring the continuing integrity and value of a CU-Boulder graduate degree. The Graduate School also helps make possible the many connections between the campus and outside constituencies, in the state, the nation, and the world.

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New Record set for NSF Fellows at CU-Boulder

26 new students from CU-Boulder were awarded NSF Fellows this year, bringing the total of NSF fellows on campus to 101. This is one of the most prestigious awards that a researcher can recieve in the United States. CU-Boulder is currently in the top 20 universities enrolling NSF Fellows. NSF Fellow students at CU-Boulder come from a variety of different departments, such as Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering, and Organic Chemistry.

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